Coronavirus Diaries

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Re: Coronavirus Diaries

Post by Kammekor » Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:37 pm

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The wife tells me that we need to give her parents money so they can stock up on rice and dried fish, etc. (Everyone in PP is doing it so we should too, so she tells me).
She also said that a couple of ladies have dropped dead in the market (in the province), and that corona is everywhere now.

I gave her my usual words of wisdom about washing her hands a hundred times a day. She did her usual, 'yeah, yeah, I know'. I replied with "No, not yeah, yeah. How many times did you wash your hands yesterday?" The look on her face told me that she hadn't made any effort to consciously wash her hands at all.
Maybe it is time to stock up a little bit now. Not for the Corona virus itself, but because of the consequences of possible mass hysteria and the consequences of policies put in place by the competent authorities’ to manage the hysteria to prevent really bad things (at least what they consider bad - a change in the current status quo) from happening.
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Re: Coronavirus Diaries

Post by rozzieoz » Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:41 pm

And we thought the Doomsday Preppers were a bit nuts. I bet all of them have TP!
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Re: Coronavirus Diaries

Post by frizzie77 » Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:47 pm

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(Everyone in PP is doing it so we should too, so she tells me).
She also said that a couple of ladies have dropped dead in the market (in the province), and that corona is everywhere now.
The curse of Facebook. As far as I know, no-one has dropped dead in the streets because of corona. Not even in China. That is because the lung infection is not something you all of a sudden have: you get sick, you go to bed or a hospital, but you don't go out walking around.
Oh yes, people have dropped dead, they tend to do that every day and everywhere because of heart attacks or other health problems.

And I'm in Phnom Penh, but I don't see panic buying (yet).
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Re: Coronavirus Diaries

Post by atst » Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:48 pm

What are Chinese still coming to Cambodia I thought there were no flights out of China
My girl sounds so proud that Cambodia doesn't have carona but every other country does, Cambodia must be so strong
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Coronavirus Diaries

Post by rozzieoz » Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:50 pm

I had to go and get some cash today so I wore a mask and carried hand sanitizer for anyone I had to give money to.

I live quite a way up Makara 7 (High School Road) and at least a quarter to a third of the shops were closed up.
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Re: Coronavirus Diaries

Post by BigDee » Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:54 pm

atst wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:48 pm
What are Chinese still coming to Cambodia I thought there were no flights out of China
My girl sounds so proud that Cambodia doesn't have carona but every other country does, Cambodia must be so strong
flying in daily from multiple city's throughout China!
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Re: Coronavirus Diaries

Post by frizzie77 » Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:57 pm

atst wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:48 pm
My girl sounds so proud that Cambodia doesn't have carona but every other country does, Cambodia must be so strong
Reminds me of a report I did on the bird flu outbreak back in 2003. Asked people on the streets near Psar Kandal whether they would still trust the chicken sold there. Answer I heard the most was along the lines of: "Oh yes, but only from Cambodia. Vietnam chicken, no good. Thailand chicken, no good. But Cambodia chicken, good!"

It seems this country has some magical power that can fight off diseases, viruses and everything else negative from abroad. Aren't we lucky?
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Re: Coronavirus Diaries

Post by atst » Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:06 pm

BigDee wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:54 pm
atst wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:48 pm
What are Chinese still coming to Cambodia I thought there were no flights out of China
My girl sounds so proud that Cambodia doesn't have carona but every other country does, Cambodia must be so strong
flying in daily from multiple city's throughout China!
KOW keeps on giving
I'm standing up, so I must be straight
What's a poor man do when the blues keep following him around.
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Re: Coronavirus Diaries

Post by Phnom Poon » Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:29 pm

frizzie77 wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:47 pm
people have dropped dead . . . every day and everywhere because of heart attacks or other health problems.
i predict an anomalous bump in the number of deaths
by heart attack, not enough sleep, too much thinking, too old, etc

but no coronavirus

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Re: Coronavirus Diaries

Post by Kammekor » Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:32 pm

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